4 New Clothing Rental Services You Need to Know About
Looking to maintain your recently KonMari-ed closet or cut back on fast fashion? No problem: With more options and price points than ever, the clothing rental model is here to stay. While you’re likely familiar with the godfather of the bunch, Rent the Runway (still a fave among PureWow staffers), a handful of new services have piqued our interest—including one that costs absolutely nothing.
This French brand, whose artistic prints and easygoing silhouettes give us the Parisian je ne sais quoi we so desperately crave, has a novel amenity at its new Nolita store: On Friday evenings, it opens a curated “dream closet” and lets customers borrow items for the weekend—yes, borrow, meaning for free—as long as they return them by 7 p.m. Monday. (You’ll need to provide a credit card number, but you won’t be charged if the item comes back safe and sound.)
We’ve long coveted this brand’s cozy sweaters and luxe basics, so its rental service, Vince Unfold, is right up our alley. For $160 per month, you curate an online “closet” and then receive four pieces at a time, with unlimited exchanges, free shipping and the opportunity to buy items you love at a discount. The offerings include, yes, the aforementioned sweaters, but also work-friendly trousers, silky skirts and faux-fur jackets.
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More into animal prints, ruffle embellishments and flouncy hemlines? Rebecca Taylor’s rental subscription is at your service. The monthly fee ($159) includes the same perks: four items at a time, unlimited exchanges, shipping and cleaning included. We have our eye on a snake-print jumpsuit, high-neck lace tops and wide-leg corduroys.
Think of Style Lend as Airbnb for clothes: It lets you rent individual items—from other users’ closets—for a week at a time. We spotted dresses from Self-Portrait, Gucci bags and shoes, and all kinds of stuff from Reformation, going for as low as $12. The downside is there’s generally just one size of each item (again, real people’s closets), but since many users are based in New York, there’s often an option for same-day shipping.